Saturday marks 1 year since Hillsborough fire

The Township of Hillsborough still bears the scars of a massive warehouse fire from last year.



"Just remember all the smoke, and seeing the flames, and worrying about whether it was going to hit the woods over here," says mayor Tom Maxwell.



Saturday marks a full year since the blaze decimated the Veterans Industrial Park. Hundreds of firefighters from over 30 communities fought to subdue the fire.



The site remains empty.



The nearest residential street, Wolfe Drive, has no fire hydrants, and residents say they were lucky that the wind blew flames and smoke the opposite way.



Maxwell says the town can't mandate improved safety measures because the land is federal property. 



The company leasing the property did not immediately respond to calls from News 12.



The township will honor the other departments that helped last year in special ceremony Tuesday at the town committee meeting.


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